March Madness: Eight Guys You Should Know

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March Madness: Eight Guys You Should Know

Once upon a time, there was a skinny freshman guard playing for a tiny private school just outside of Charlotte, N.C. He was a tough little kid with the same gunner mentality his father, a former NBA player, had once possessed.

However, not many people knew who he was until he put a scare into big, bad Maryland by scoring 30 points vs. the Terrapins in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Over the next two seasons, Stephen Curry made his name by elevating his game and his team, the Davidson Wildcats, when the pressure was the highest. Namely, March Madness.

Young Steph always seemed to make his Papa, Dell Curry, proud in the NCAA tournament. His sophomore year he led Davidson all the way to the Elite Eight before losing to the eventual national champion Kansas.

Along the way, he averaged 32 points a game and, if you didn't remember him from '07, you certainly knew who Stephen Curry was after the 2008 Big Dance.

Curry's continued his personal wizardry into his junior season, when he averaged almost 29 ppg and 5.6 assists. But his performance alone could not push the Wildcats into a third consecutive NCAA Tournament.

In spite of that, Stephen Curry will always be remembered by college hoops fans for what he did when the lights were the brightest.

Who will be the next to take a page out of Curry's book and use the Madness as a way to inject himself into mainstream American culture? Here are eight players, each from a separate portion of the bracket, you should be prepared to watch.

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